Fire Services


Buena Vista Fire Rescue is hosting a class instructed by the Georgia Fire Academy. This is class is for a basic volunteer suppression firefighter once completed by the student.
Class will begin January 11,2021. Sessions will be every Monday and Thursday nights from 6 to 10 PM. The live burn part of the class is scheduled for March 20 and the written test will be March 25th. Class will be at 100 East Buckhalter Ave, Buena Vista , GA.
Cost of the class will be free to the student, student or the department sponsoring that student will be responsible for the cost of the textbook. Additionally the student will need a Physician’s Certificate: (Medical Release, Fit for Basic Fire Fighter Training), 2) Proof of CPR equivalent to the American Heart Association (AHA) Health-Care Provider course. A copy of the student’s current “Professional Rescuer” card which includes Adult, Child, Infant and AED is acceptable. We are working to schedule a class for the CPR prior to start of class if someone needs it.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Chief Shaun Raulston at 706-580-8531 or via email at

Mission Statement

To protect life and property of the citizens and visitors of Marion County by providing technically advanced Emergency Medical, Fire Suppression, Education and Prevention Services in the most cost effective and customer service-oriented manner from a trained staff of professionals while recognizing our personnel as the key to our success.


Fire Rescue is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing the fire prevention and suppression activities of seven volunteer fire stations in Marion County.  These fire stations are staffed with volunteer firefighters and first responders, who provide Fire and EMS support services to Marion County.